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King Broadrick-Allen (1918-1981) became an instructor of speech and the Associate Director of Debate at the University of Illinois in 1948. He became an assistant professor in 1950, associate professor in 1959, and full professor in 1970. Broadrick-Allen served as the director of the University Honors Program and the Three-Year Baccalaureate Study (1972-1977), Assistant Dean and supervisor of the College Advising Program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (both 1962-1970) and served on eighteen Ph.D. graduate committees and directed five doctoral dissertations. He was highly involved with the university’s honors program and was a member of the executive committee of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) starting in 1976, a member of the NCHC’s Committee on Gifted Children (1975-1976) and was president of Illinois (regional) Honors Council in 1977. Broadrick-Allen’s service to the university includes: chairman of the University Honors Council and ex officio member of all College Honors Committees (1972-1981); chairman of the Chancellor’s Committee for Off-Campus Awards and Scholarships (1969-1973); elected member of the Faculty-Student Senate (1971-1972, 1978-1981) and of the Senate Committee on Education Policy (1978-1981); parliamentarian of the Faculty-Student Senate (1970-1981), Faculty of College of LAS (1971-1975), and School of Social Sciences (1976-present); member of the Council on General Education for the College of LAS (1975-1976); member of the CRUEL Commission (Commission to Reform Undergraduate Education and Living) (1970-1972); member of the Ad Hoc Committee for development of Individual Plans of Study Program (1970-1971); member of the Chancellor’s Ad Hoc Committee for Development of Special Educational Opportunities Program (1968-1969); member of the University Committee for School and College Articulation (1964-1968); Chairman of Speech 101: Principles of Effective Speaking (1950-1962); and Associate Director of Forensics (1948-1950).
Broadrick-Allen’s papers consist mostly of records of programs he directed and related to his involvement NCHC; few of his faculty papers were transferred. This collection includes his CVs; three publications and a few of his talks; course material; conferences and meetings; papers from committees Broadrick was involved in, such as: the Articulation Committee, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the CRUEL Commission, the Independent Study Program, and the committee for Off-Campus Awards; records from the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as course proposals, student statistics, alumni news, student questionnaires, memos, and program pamphlets and brochures. His papers also include records from the university Honors Program, the James Scholar Program, the university Honors Council, and the National Collegiate Honors Council, and the Three-Year Baccalaureate study program: e.g., reports, correspondence, proposals, information sent to students and high schools, surveys and questionnaires, budgets, meetings. Additional Broadrick records are preserved in the Honors Program Subject File (24/3/1) and the Three-Year Baccalaureate Study Program File (15/1/37).
Organized into 3 series: Series 1, Subject Files, 1950-1982, arranged by subject and chronologically within; Series 2, Honors Program and NCHC, 1959-1980, arranged by subject and chronologically within; Series 3: Three-Year Baccalaureate Study Program, 1967-1982, arranged chronologically.